ARC Identifier 2569641 / Local Identifier 111-TV-372
Big Picture: Pictorial Report No. 29
DVD Copied by Katie Filbert - Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984). "THE BIG PICTURE" reports on packet platoons amphibious training and the Army Mule -- Three subjects are covered in this week's issue of THE BIG PICTURE in "Pictorial Report 29." The first report covers the shipment of packet platoons to overseas areas. These platoons are composed of men trained both as combat soldiers and specialists--possessors of special skills, talent, and know-how the Army needs in the right place at the right time. From Okinawa comes a dramatic episode from the daily intensive training of soldiers assigned to the Army's Special Forces. It is a unique operation in amphibious training for a demolition team of Army frogmen. Included in this sequence is a parachute rescue at sea. The final BIG PICTURE story deals with a soldier's friend who has always gone all out to do a good job -- the Army Mule. Film coverage includes World War II footage from Italy and an unusual kind of retirement ceremony that took place this past year at Fort Carson, Colorado.